Lawndale May 2019 Exhibitions & Public Programs

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Judith F. Baca_ Documentation of Vanity Table_ a performance for the exhibition Las Chicanas_ Venas de la Mujer at the Woman_s Building_ September 1976. Woman_s Building Records. Getty Research Institute_ Los Angeles
Curator’s Walk-Through
with C. Ondine Chavoya
Saturday, May 11
2 PM
Lawndale invites you to join C. Ondine Chavoya, co-curator of Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., for a Curator’s Walk-Through of the exhibition on Saturday, May 11 at 2 PM. During this public program, Chavoya will guide attendees through Axis Mundo, sharing background on the origination and curation of this groundbreaking show. 
Image, right: Judith F. Baca, Documentation of Vanity Table, a performance for the exhibition Las Chicanas: Venas de la Mujer at the Woman’s Building, September 1976. Woman’s Building Records. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Image courtesy of Robert Hodge
2018/19 Artist Studio Program Open Studios
Thursday, May 16
6 – 8:30 PM
Project Space & Artist Studio Program Studios
Lawndale and our 2018/19 Artist Studio Program (ASP) participants invite you to our annual ASP Open Studios. Visit the studios of and mingle with the 2018/19 ASP artists, including Robert Hodge, Julia Barbosa Landois, and John Pluecker. Cocktails will be served at 6 PM and brief presentations followed by studio visits will begin at 6:30 PM.
Image courtesy of Zine Fest Houston
Watching the World Watch Us: A Zine-Making Workshop Presented by Zine Fest Houston and Failure to Identify
Saturday, May 25
12 – 3 PM
Lawndale’s Classroom Space (3rd Floor)
This workshop will ask participants to respond to the material in Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. by comparing it to contemporary exhibitions of queer Latinx art in Houston currently on view. By walking through selections of Axis Mundo, viewing footage of interviews with attendees at a recent open-mic in connection with El Chow at Sabine Street Studios, and responding to images of archival and contemporary material, workshop participants will be led by Lawndale artist-in-residence John Pluecker in reflective writing and collaging exercises that will be compiled into a zine and shared with participants as well as distributed online free of charge.
Julia Barbosa Landois, Mom Said, Silkscreen print, 12.5 x 18″
Lawndale Lending Library: Spring Lending Round
March 9 – June 1, 2019
LLL Membership: $125/$100 Lawndale Members
The Lawndale Lending Library (LLL) is an arts lending library which, for its inaugural 2018/19 year, features the work of select The Big Show 2018 artists. Our Spring 2019 Lending Round runs from early March to June, to be followed by a Summer Lending Round, then LLL Silent Auction this fall.
Not at an LLL member yet? Click here to join and gain exclusive access to artwork by select  Big Show 2018 artists to borrow over the course of the year. 
For more information on the LLL, visit our website here or reach out to Emily Fens at or 713-528-5858.
They, Who Sound
Monday, May 13, 20, 27
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Doors open at 7 PM
Collaboration with Nameless Sound
Free! Donations to They, Who Sound welcome.
The final They, Who Sound performance of spring 2019 will take place on Monday, May 27 and will focus on the legacy of sound pioneer Pauline Oliveros (featured in Axis Mundo).
Every Monday experience two distinct performances of experimental sound-making, improvised music, noises, the sounding of art, the performance of art and….
For each Monday’s updated lineup, go to

Spring Exhibitions


On view through June 2, 2019
Image: Anthony Friedkin Jim and Mundo Montebello East Los Angeles 1972. From The Gay Essay, 1969-73. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Gift of Anthony Friedkin. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the
USC Libraries. Courtesy of Anthony Friedkin
Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.
Curated by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz
Lawndale presentation organized in collaboration with Latino Art Now! (LAN!) and Inter-University Program for Latino Research at the University of Houston. 
Exhibition tour organized by Independent Curators International (ICI).
John M. O’Quinn and Cecily E. Horton Galleries

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is a traveling exhibition that explores the intersections among a network of over fifty artists. This historical exhibition is the first of its kind to excavate histories of experimental art practice, collaboration, and exchange by a group of Los Angeles based queer Chicanx artists between the late 1960s and early 1990s. While the exhibition’s heart looks at the work of Chicanx artists in Los Angeles, it reveals extensive new research into the collaborative networks that connected these artists to one another and to artists from many different communities, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and international urban centers, thus deepening and expanding narratives about the development of the Chicano Art Movement, performance art, and queer aesthetics and practices. 

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is curated by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty to encourage ambitious research and exhibitions at Southern California cultural institutions. The exhibition is organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and organized as a traveling exhibition by Independent Curators International (ICI). Lead support for Axis Mundo is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by The Calamus Foundation of New York, Inc., the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts-the City’s Arts Division and Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission, Kathleen Garfield, the ONE Archives Foundation, the USC Libraries, and the Luis Balmaseda Fund for Gay & Lesbian Archives, administered by the California Community Foundation. Funding for the exhibition tour has been provided by the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees.

Organized in collaboration with Latino Art Now! (LAN!) and Inter-University Program for Latino Research at the University of Houston. Additional support has been made possible in part through the City of Houston and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Image courtesy of the artists.
Carlos Rosales-Silva and Eric Santoscoy-Mckillip
Place, Color y Sand
Grace R. Cavnar Gallery
Carlos Rosales-Silva and Eric Santoscoy-Mckillip both use sand, color, and place to trace and confront their personal histories and identities within the Latinx, Mexican-American, and Chicanx Cultures. In Place, Color y Sand, Rosales-Silva and Santoscoy-Mckillip have a conversation of these formal and conceptual intersections of their work through the display of paintings, wall sculptures, and a collaborative mural.
Gallery Hours
Wed – Fri 12 – 6 PM
Sat 11 AM – 5 PM
Sun 12 – 3 PM
Lawndale’s exhibitions and programs are produced with generous support from The Brown Foundation, Inc.; David R. Graham/Felvis Foundation; the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation; Houston Endowment; Kathrine G. McGovern/The John P. McGovern Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; the Texas Commission on the Arts; The City of Houston; and The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
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